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KEYNOTE PROGRAMS & PRESENTATION TOPICS
Having a Voice, Not Merely a Seat at the Table:
Powerful Strategies to Amplify Your Impact
In group settings, men are 75% more likely to speak up than women. And when a woman does speak up, it's statistically probable that her male counterparts will either interrupt her or speak over her. What does this mean? It means, even in the professional world today, if you're not ready to fight to be heard through ally-building strategies, your potential could be silenced. In this engaging, actionable session, Sharon will share strategies and tactics to amplify your voice figuratively (and literally) and hone your message to make certain that your voice is heard - so that you truly have a voice, and not just a seat, at the table.
Ways to amplify your voice, both figuratively and literally
Message development tactics to strengthen your communication
Understanding how body language and vocal delivery affect your overall communication
Build Your Resilience in Times of Constant
Challenge: A Playbook for Today's Times
In these challenging times when our physical, mental and social well-being are tested continuously, it's crucial that we build a culture of resilience. In this compelling narrative, Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Sharon Delaney McCloud presents an inspirational and actionable playbook that audiences can begin using right away in their professional and personal lives. Sharon co-authored a book based on this keynote, Keep Going, Memoirs of Strength, Courage & Perseverance.
The Community Reslience Model and how to incorporate into your life
A deeper understanding of how to use grit and gratitude to overcome negative circumstances
A different way to approach integrating your professional and personal responsibilities that align with who you are
Levering Levity in Leadership: Using Humor in the Workplace to Reduce Stress & Build Relationships
Face it, you've got to retain your top talent and recruit the next rock stars for your team. But now, more than ever before, you have to create an environment where people are motivated and empowered to deliver their very best work while building trusted relationships at the same time. Not an easy task.
During this high-energy presentation, corporate communications pro Sharon Delaney McCloud shows you why and how you need to leverage levity in your leadership toolbox today.
How levity can change the dynamic of your team
Actionable ways to reduce stress and build bonds by using proven levity lessons & techniques
Ways to make your team feel like they belong to your organization
Communicate with Confidence & Impact:
The Power Skill You Need Now
In an age where the spoken word is quickly being replaced by digital conversations, it's crucial to develop strong communication and presentation skills to make your mark. Communicating effectively is one of the most powerful tools any professional can have. The way you speak to someone one-on-one and in front of a group sets the foundation for how people perceive you. Do they take you seriously? Do you command their attention? Or does your vocal inflection or body language turn them off? Learn how to communicate with confidence and impact from Emmy Award-winning journalist and business owner Sharon Delaney McCloud.
Ways to create powerful messaging, whether it's an elevator speech or keynote address
How body language and vocal delivery affect communication
Steps to continue practicing techniques learned
Build Your Executive Presence & Personal Brand
Did you know that executive presence skills rank 2nd in the top 20 leadership traits that make a difference in your career? Now, more than ever, present and future leaders must display C-suite readiness to deliver business results. To do this, you must amplify your influence, thought leadership and business acumen in order to lead transformational breakthroughs. This ability to align your mindshare while commanding a room, in person or virtually, is the DNA of executive presence. In this high-energy program, corporate communications professional Sharon Delaney McCloud teaches the three key elements to build your executive presence so you can make an impact on your professional and personal life.
The three, key elements to build your executive presence
The core principles to clear, concise communication
How to manage your interpersonal style to enhance your leadership presence
3, 2, 1…ACTION! HOW TO LIVESTREAM TO CONNECT TO YOUR CUSTOMERS
Getting the attention of today's consumers is a greater challenge in a world where traditional media is becoming more digital. Learn how to connect in real-time with your customers using livestreaming in a strategic, professional way that amplifies the brands' content and engagement. See how organizations like UNC Healthcare, the Library of Congress and conferences target and begin conversations with prospective customers using livestreaming, presented by Emmy Award-winning television anchor and producer Sharon Delaney McCloud.
Frameworks to produce your own LinkedIn Live, Facebook Live, Instagram Live broadcasts
Distribution strategies to reach your audience(s)
How to measure the livestream's performance & optimize for future broadcasts
Using Your Privilege to Become an Ally in Your Organization and Beyond
Privilege is a complex topic because people often associate it with affluence, race, or gender and it can often carry a negative connotation. However, in order to move beyond the resistance associated with the notion of privilege and leverage its benefits, we first need to understand it and broaden its scope.
In this interactive virtual session, Certified Diversity Executive Sharon Delaney McCloud will lead your team through an impactful exercise and then discuss how to use our advantages to advocate for equity and inclusion across your organizations and communities.
Can be delivered virtually or in-person.
TEDx Talk - Give Vilomahs a Voice
In December 2019, Sharon Delaney McCloud gave the talk of her life at TEDx Cary Women in front of a sold-out crowd of 400 people. As a mother and advocate, Sharon shared her experience giving a voice to vilomahs everywhere.
She built her career telling other people's stories. But that path took a sharp turn when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer and Sharon's family embarked on the fight of their lives to save their little girl.
Since then, Sharon started sharing her own story about grit, gratitude, and grace, even under the most crushing circumstances like the death of a child. And what she has discovered is that human connection can not only breathe life into the deepest grief but can also uncover joy.
In this inspirational talk, audiences will learn about the Vilomah Voice, a playbook on how to speak to bereaved parents that provides healing and comfort even in the most awkward and difficult situations.
What People Say
I recently had the pleasure of hearing Sharon speak at a Women in Transportation Seminar and came away so inspired! As a broadcaster, Sharon is aware of how people perceive our words and movements. Listening to Sharon was like a mini-boot camp in public speaking and personal presentation. She is so generous with the knowledge, strategies, and tools she shares.
I.T., Director, Public Sector
Sharon delivered a message of strength, hope and resilience. She brought you along with her through her personal journey and left you with the courage and tools to move onward and upward. She took my breath away and then gave it back.
It was an absolute pleasure listening to keynote speaker Sharon Delaney McCloud's presentation, "Amplify your Voice to Increase your Impact". Sharon's vast experience in communication allows her to meaningfully engage her audience while delivering relevant and impactful content that can be applied immediately. I left inspired and equipped to facilitate positive change in my communication while expanding my business footprint.
D.A., Board Member
Susan G. Komen North Carolina
E.F. Certified Financial Planner
All Programs Offered In-Person or Virtually